BBC Countryfile Live is returning to Blenheim Palace from the 1-4 August 2019. 2019 will see two events being staged on 1–4 August at Blenheim Palace and 2 weeks later at Castle Howard.
Castle Howard, near York, is a magnificent historic house in the north of England with ornate interiors and landscaped gardens set in 1000 acres of rolling parkland in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Generations of the Howard family have welcomed visitors to Castle Howard, one of the great palaces of Europe, for over 300 years.
Castle Howard is just 15 miles North East of York and easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire Coast.
'One of the top 10 buildings you must visit in your lifetime'
The Telegraph, 2018
“It’s fantastic news that Countryfile Live is coming to Yorkshire. It will showcase the huge variety of Yorkshire food and drink, stunning rural destinations and exciting attractions that the county is famous for. We know the thousands of people who choose to attend the show will get a huge Yorkshire welcome and will no doubt be tempted to return to experience the entire county. Castle Howard is a beautiful location and the perfect setting to host this family favourite.”
Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Sir Gary Verity DL
At a glance:
1. Hop on the train to York
2. Take bus 181 direct to Castle Howard
3. Enjoy 20% off entry with your bus ticket!*
*20% off combined House & Grounds ticket (reduced price is £15.50)
For more information including step-by-step public transport instructions click here
Getting to Castle Howard by Car
From the North - From the A1 take the A61 to Thirsk then the A170 to Helmsley. Before Helmsley turn right onto the B1257 and follow the brown signs. Please be aware this route includes Sutton Bank which is unsuitable for caravans. If you are towing, please continue down the A19 and follow the signs for the alternative route.
From the South - Take the A1M to Junction 44 and follow the A64 east to York. Continue on the A64 past York in the direction of Scarborough, and you will shortly pick up the brown signs for Castle Howard.
You can also take the scenic route, avoiding the A64 and taking in North Yorkshire countryside and villages.
Car parking is available to all visitors for £3 and available in advance or on the door.
Forward parking is available for £8 in advance only. A limited number of these places are available, allowing you to park closer to the entrance. This offer is on a first come first served basis.
There is dedicated disabled parking for blue badge holders. Please follow signs for the Blue Badge car park if you require this. All visitors must purchase a car parking pass.
To avoid narrow gateways measuring 2.6m x 3.43m (8’ 6” wide x 11’ 3” high), please follow the below information.
A64 Eastbound: Go past the brown Castle Howard sign and continue into Malton. As you approach the town centre, just before the Talbot Hotel, take a sharp left into Castle Howard Road, signed Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe.
A64 Westbound: Exit the A64 at the Malton/Pickering roundabout. Take the left turn into Malton/Old Malton (ignore the brown sign directing you back onto the A64), and continue into the town centre. At the traffic lights go straight over, and after the Talbot Hotel turn right into Castle Howard Road, signed Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe.
For more information on alternative routes click here
For more information on finding Castle Howard, please visit their website